Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 101-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Mariana Past, Shawn Stein
Course Description:
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Composition and literary and cultural readings.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
PORT 115-01 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have previously studied another Romance language and would like develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Portuguese. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Portuguese, and will rely on the comparative grammar and cognate vocabulary of Spanish and other Romance languages to develop language skills over the course of the semester. In addition, the class will explore aspects of Portuguese-speaking cultures in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Prerequisites: four semesters of a Romance language (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.
1030:MTWRF   ALTHSE 206
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Taught in English
1330:MR   BOSLER 306
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0930:MTWRF   LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
1030:MTWRF   LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 101-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0830:MTWRF   EASTC 102
SPAN 101-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0930:MTWRF   EASTC 102
SPAN 104-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 104-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 104-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Shawn Stein
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 104-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 315
SPAN 104-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 104-06 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Shawn Stein
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
SPAN 116-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 116-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 116-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 116-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 116-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 116-06 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 116-07 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 116-08 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 310
SPAN 116-09 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 230-01 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
0830:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 230-02 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 230-03 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 307
SPAN 230-04 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 231-01 Spanish Composition
Instructor: Alberto Rodriguez
Course Description:
This section of 231 will deal with Mexican immigration to the U.S. The course will focus on the events of a Mexican family that enters the U.S. without the necessary papers and goes through enormous difficulties to survive. We will discuss the social issues and the problems they encounter. The papers that will be written in the course will deal with Latinos in the U.S.
0930:MWF   DENNY 313
SPAN 231-02 Fiesta: Rituals and Celebrations in Hispanic Cultures
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. In this course students will learn about some of the major festivals and rituals that are central to Hispanic cultures. We will study different kinds of fiestas in Spain and Latin America from multiple perspectives, and will strive to understand many of their multiple roles in terms of community, religion, entertainment, and even tourism. Part of our learning will develop from representations of fiestas in visual arts, literature, first person accounts, and popular media.
1030:TR   BOSLER 307
SPAN 231-03 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The topic of this section is Bilingualism and the roles it plays among the people of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain and Latin America). More than half of the world's people who speak Spanish do so in a context of intensive bilingualism and contact with other languages. These include, among others, indigenous languages, English, other Romance languages (like Catalan), and creole languages. In this course, students will read and respond to a variety of texts and other materials, including, but not limited to: essays, popular media (i.e. newspaper and magazine articles), film, poetry and fiction. Topics that will be explored are identity, power and politics, history, class, race, and gender. This course aims to further students' understanding of the people who speak Spanish, the issues they face in society, and the functions of language.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 309
SPAN 231-04 Culture and Society in Mexico
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The class presents a range of perspectives of the Mexican culture and society with a focus on the construction of Mexican identity. The course is carefully organized around a mosaic of interrelated segments that attempt to explain the complex Mexican idiosyncrasy. Among the many topics we will be discussing in class are: the construction of nation, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism; class, gender and sexuality; family, religion and social classes; and urban city, province and border in Mexico. This will allow us to better know and understand the different variables that make up the Mexican imaginary.
1500:TF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 231-05 The Crime Novel in Hispanic Context: Trends and Topics
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Examples of possible topics include: Hispanic Cultures through Film: Students will learn about the current culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries through discussion of films. This course will emphasize acquisition of the critical skills necessary to analyze Spanish-language cinema within the context of its country of origin. Hispanic Cultures through Painting: This course will analyze major themes in Hispanic cultures through the lens of painting. Readings that illuminate social, political, and cultural contexts will prepare students to better appreciate the historical significance of a wide variety of well-known painters. Hispanic Cultures through Literature: Students will learn the literary tradition of selected countries through novels, poems, and short plays by representative writers. Emphasis will be on tracing the development of the culture of the country studied. Hispanic Cultures through Media: Students will learn the values, mores and traditions of selected Spanish-speaking countries through popular media and its portrayal of current events. Emphasis will be on analyzing Spanish-language newspapers, magazines and television in order to understand their imagined audience. Prerequisite: 230. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1330:TF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 305-01 Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1330:MR   WESTC 1
SPAN 305-02 Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1500:TF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 360-01 Introduction to Translation Studies
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.
1330:MR   BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-04 and LALC 300-01.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.
1330:TF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 410-01 Historical Representations 19c. Chilean Lit.: Fight for Independence to War of the Pacific
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01.This seminar examines several major historical events and sociopolitical issues of nineteenth-century Chile and their re-conceptualizations in the foundational literary texts of the era. Topics may include: the wars of independence and the search for political order, the conservative settlement, the war against the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, the Liberal impulse, the formation of the Generation of 1842, and the War of the Pacific. To fully engage with the most pressing issues of the past, we will frequently consult primary source materials, including digitized reproductions of 19th century periodicals and political documents. Following the bicentennial celebration of Chiles independence in 2010, we will also consider how several of the historical and literary figures and historical events have been commemorated in more contemporary times, through film, television programs, and other media.
1330:W   BOSLER 314